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Diaphanous

[dī-ˈa-fə-nəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Ancient Greek

1.

Translucent

2.

Very delicate

3.

Ethereal or gently hazy

Examples of Diaphanous in a sentence

"She looked like a goddess on a cliff as the light of the setting sun kissed her diaphanous wedding gown."

"We made up after the fight, but our relationship was too diaphanous for us to be friends again."

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About Diaphanous

Chiffon is considered one of the most delicate and diaphanous fabrics, once made purely from silk but now often made of nylon. It's used most often in evening wear, but can be difficult to work with for beginners as it is so slippery and light.

Did you Know?

Diaphanous comes from a Greek word that means "to show through." Ironically, it actually shares roots with the word fancy.

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